Jan Ruzicka is Lecturer in Security Studies in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He also serves as Director of the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies. He was educated at Charles University Prague, Central European University and Brandeis University. He holds PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was Research Assistant on the RCUK-funded project ‘Challenges to Trust-Building in Nuclear Worlds’ in 2009-2011. Prior to his academic career, he worked as the chief aide to a ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Security of the Senate of the Czech Republic in the years 2004-2006. His research explores implications of nuclear weapons, trusting relationships, and revolutions for international security. His articles on these topics have been published, among others, in Ethics & International Affairs, International Affairs, International Relations, London Review of Books, RUSI Journal, and Review of International Studies. He has received numerous academic awards and his work has been supported by British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, International Visegrad Fund, Open Society Institute, and others. He lives in Wales and likes cycling and hiking in the Cambrian Mountains.